Khaled Zaki's sculptural rebirth
Inspired by the fragments of buildings and shrapnel littering the streets in the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and the Egyptian protests of 2013 as well as the ongoing ISIS terrorist attacks in countries such as Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, Khaled Zaki's newest exhibition attempts to symbolically rebuild crumbled societies; to restore order and shape a better future.
Opening at Tabari Artspace in March, Resurrection is series of nine new marble sculptures that explore the relationship between form and material in the context of geopolitical unrest in the Middle Eastern region.
In the exhibition, the artist seeks to capture the essence of his subjects with minimal formal elements, while retaining the integrity of pure white marble. Each of the sculptures consists of six separate marble components arranged in varying compositions to represent figures in states of fear, defensiveness or repose. The resulting works seem simultaneously modern and ancient, seeking to illicit a diverse emotional response born from the artist’s investigation of the infinite possibilities of the natural form.
- Resurrection: Khaled Zaki. March 19 - April 25, 2018. Tabari Artspace, DIFC, Dubai.